15-2. COUNTERWEIGHT REPLACEMENT
This Task Covers:
a. Removal of Three Piece Counterweight
c. Removal of One Counterweight
b. Installation of Three Piece Counterweight
d. Installation of One Counterweight
Tools and Special Tools
Vehicle parked on level ground
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
(Item 18, Appendix F)
Cable/Chain, 6000 lb capacity
(Item 2, Appendix F)
Compound, Anti-seize (Item 7, Appendix C)
Forklift, 6000 lb capacity
Use extreme care when lifting counterweight with forklift. Counterweights weigh 5800 lbs (2633.2
kg) and its center of gravity (CG) is off center. Never allow forks to tip forward. Always tie
counterweight lifting eyes to the lifting forklift. Counterweight must be handled using another 10K
ATLAS/10K carriage and lifted through lifting eyes located at the top of the counterweight. Keep
hands or fingers out of holes for counterweight pins. Failure to comply could result in serious injury or
death to personnel.
If possible, remove three piece counterweights as a unit (refer to a. Removal of Three-Piece
Counterweight below). If not, one counterweight at a time can be removed (refer to c. Removal
of One Counterweight below).
a. Removal of Three-Piece Counterweight.
Position lifting forklift forks (or other lifting device) in lifting eyes (1) on tops of two side counterweights (2).